Winter in Chicago

Old Man Winter

Dear Old Man Winter,

I know that you feel like the most unpopular season of the year. People complain about you all the time. It seems like nobody has anything good to say about you.

girls shoveling 2011

No one liked to shovel, right?

In a typical Chicago winter, there’s the cold, the snow, and the shoveling. And the hat hair. Oh, the hat hair!

But this winter, Sir, you’ve been very lax. You blew in some ice and some cold, and that’s it.

Where’s the snow?

If we are going to have to deal with the cold, the frost, and the drab brown landscape all winter long, I’ll be very disappointed in you.

The only ones enjoying the park right now are the geese

The only ones enjoying the park right now are the geese

Without some snow, how will we go sledding? How will we build snow forts and snowmen? How will we romp around in the white fluffy stuff and throw snowballs at each other?

My three-year-old students don’t even remember the scarce snow from last year. And when you blew in a blizzard in 2011, they were just babies. They need to play in some snow!

Lily's snow tunnel in Feb. 2011

Lily’s snow tunnel in Feb. 2011

It’s the middle of January already, and you’ve given other parts of the country snow. Fortunately, Lily and Emmy have grandparents in Iowa, so they have already been able to build their snowmen. I’m getting nervous that this will be the most snow-less winter ever.

Before the season ends and Spring comes to take your place, will you please just send us a couple inches? You don’t need to overdo it. Just a little snow will be fine.


The Lemon Drop Pie Family

Chicago skyline from inside the Shedd Aquarium--it's cold out there!

Chicago skyline from inside the Shedd Aquarium–it’s cold out there!

Spin Cycle at Second Blooming

I’m linking up at The Spin Cycle today! Why not try your own Spin? This week it’s Winter, next week it’s Clean. Try it, you’ll like it!


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12 Responses to Winter in Chicago

  1. Stacie says:

    I think winter got mad at you and made it even colder!
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  2. Trish says:

    I'm totally with you. If I have to live in the cold, there better be some pretty, fluffy white stuff to ease the pain!
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  3. misssrobin says:

    I love winter. It's the only time of the year my husband's allergies aren't going crazy. It's an excuse to stay inside. And it's so beautiful with snow — sorry you're missing out on that part right now. I'm in Utah and we have plenty. I hope some comes your way soon.

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  4. OneMommy says:

    We'd like more snow, too, please!

  5. Melissa says:

    I am planning to come to Chicago in March for the ASCD Conference! Love your pictures!
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  6. jdaniel4smom says:

    We have had some cold here, but no snow.

  7. Co-Pilot Mom says:

    It's nice to have some snow to play in during the winter. Hope Winter brings some your way soon!
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  8. Janice says:

    Agreed, we need some snow here in parts of the Midwest. Love the pictures!
    My recent post Wintry Mix

  9. Bee says:

    I would much rather have snow to go with the cold. Snow, to me, is cheerful until it gets all gray and gross anyway. lol I always thought geese flew south for the winter. My husband says they're sticking around because they're OK with this weather. If that's true, it's kind of scary to actually witness what climate change does.
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  10. Jeanne says:

    Yeah, the drab, brown landscape is pretty depressing this time of year. We got a couple of inches today but this and the past two winters have been very mild.
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  11. gretchen says:

    Chicago sounds a lot like Los Angeles this year! Now I'm worried that you are tempting fate, and the Great Blizzard of '13 is about to hit!

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